Knights beat deadline day to secure Whiteley!

Published: 1 August, 2018 - 6:00 pm

York City Knights are pleased to announce that they have managed to strengthen their backs division further, after the RFL today confirmed that Perry Whiteley was successfully registered ahead of last Friday’s transfer deadline.

The 25 year old centre joins the Knights from Betfred League 1 rivals Keighley Cougars on a deal until the end of this season.

Dewsbury born Perry started his Rugby League career coming through the youth ranks at the Huddersfield Giants, before moving to Australia where he spent two seasons with Young RL in Country Rugby League, prior to returning home to England in the 2015 season and signing with Workington Town.

Whiteley spent two seasons at Derwent Park in which time he made 39 appearances and scored 14 tries before moving to Sheffield for 2017. During his sole year in South Yorkshire, Whiteley appeared in 17 games as the Eagles finished runners-up in the Championship Shield.

Head Coach James Ford said: “I’m pleased to bring in an outside back of Perry’s potential, I’d like to thank the supporters, sponsors and the board for backing me once again.

“Perry has the potential to be a quality player for the Knights if his attitude towards hard work and attention to detail is where it needs to be. I’m looking forward to working with him and facilitating his development.”

Whiteley comes into contention for the Knights squad to play North Wales Crusaders at Bootham Crescent this Sunday, 5th August at 3pm – as the Knights chase Betfred League 1 glory…